RESIDENTS 2005 - 2009
2008 - 2009 | Mary-Anne Kyriakou
Since 2003 Mary-Anne Kyriakou has been using her skills in both lighting design and music in 'Atmospheres', a project that she describes as 'an exploration of the ethereal qualities of light and music compositions through the theme of sustainable design.' During the period of her Fellowship she will be applying 'Atmospheres' in a very large scale multi-disciplinary project called the Smart Light Sydney Festival using light, design and, of course, music. Mary-Anne is the director of the Festival, and will be both commissioning and writing new compositions for it. She will also be composing three works for performance at 72 Erskine where she is presently Artist in Residence.
2007 - 2008 | Thomas Meadowcroft
The projects Thomas worked on while in residency are Monaro Study for two clarinets with recordings from a Holden V2 Monaro automobile, to be premiered by ELISION ensemble in August 2008. The source material, that is the recordings of the Monaro, were made using my cousin's V2 at Jimbour, Queensland. Perseverance Dam for semi-acoustic guitar, bass clarinet, accordion and samples, was premiered at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin by Seth Josel, Christine Paté and Matthias Badczong on 5 December 2007, and was commissioned by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin. The Hotel Scratchings (Tote Hotel Scratchings, Gowrie Road Hotel Scratchings etc.) Work in progress for processed organs 'The Tote Hotel Scratchings' is the material collected from a performance at The Tote Hotel on 28 March 2007 as part of MIBEM (Melbourne International Biennale of Exploratory Music).
2006 | Brian Howard
Howard has written for many combinations of instruments and voices, but has a particular affinity with opera. His first operatic work, Inner Voices, based on a play by Louis Nowra, was composed for the Victorian State Opera in 1979.
2005 - 2006 | Thomas Fitzgerald
Whilst in residence Thomas composed six new works Slowdown a little, Shimmering, Distant Early Warnings, String Quartet, Shower Songs, and Incidental Music for Three Poems by Adrian Robinson. He also held a series of Salon concert performances to promote awareness of the House within the neighbourhood. The Salons featured work composed during Thomas' residence, including 'Incidental music for Three Poems by Adrian Robinson' performed by composer and poet, and excerpts from the sound art work, 'Shower Songs'. Creative Spirits Concert was the final concert of Thomas' residency as a fellow of the House and the event celebrated the vision of Peggy Glanville-Hicks and for a vibrant Australian creative community.